• Anu Kiruthika

Positive Parenting

Parenting influenced my life! Hope your life is also influenced by parenting! How important parenting on individual wellbeing? Does positive parenting lead to a happier life?

Positive parenting tends the individual to realistic standards by making clear expectations. Also, it leads to empowering children to become the resilient and capable child you hope to be. Positive parenting develops a healthy, deeply committed relationship between parent and child based on communication and mutual respect. Positive parenting focuses on teaching your children, not just what but also why and explaining it clearly. Positive parenting trains children toward self-control. Positive parenting is a school of thought which allows children to be treated with almost respect. It emphasizes, and the goal is to teach children rather than punish them. Positive parenting works on improving the relationship between parent and child.

Let us travel into the three major components to positive parenting:


  • Laying down the rules and consequences and often discussing them and followed through.

  • Parents can focus on internalizing discipline rather than obeying orders based on fear of punishment. This helps to develop self-discipline.

  • You need to use active listening to understand children’s thoughts. Parents need to correct misunderstandings of logic.

Is parenting have various functions and responsibilities?


Different parenting motivations may influence how much an individual becomes involved in the day-to-day activities of raising children. The daily activities were carried out for children to survive and grow. Many of those activities have explored parenting styles in the 21st century. Now let’s put them all together in a more systematic fashion to gain an overall appreciation of what modern parents do for their children. Parenting involves the process of raising children, and it covers a broad range of activities. This consists of five interrelated functions and their corresponding responsibilities.

  • Resource Provision: These include providing the whole spectrum of resources necessary to sustain and maintain a home and family. These include material resources, nutritional resources, utility resources, service resources, community resources, cultural and recreational resources, and communication resources. Parents’ education, occupation, and income much determine their ability to provide these resources and this ability. The ability to provide is more, and there is a more significant opportunity for cultivating the other functions. Where the ability is limited, and there is less opportunity.

  • Caring for the Home: This functioning includes essential home maintenance, clothing maintenance, nutrition maintenance, and other maintenance. Caring for the home also involves the budgeting, management, and investment of the monitory. This includes the day-to-day management of funds, investments, gambling, and giving to charities, causes, and other relief.

  • Protecting the Child: Parents are usually responsible for the protection of their family members and their resources. They are also responsible for protecting and nurturing the family’s overall wellbeing and protecting physical, psychological, spiritual, ethnic, and cultural integrity from threats.

  • Parents protect children from the threats are: Threats of bodily harm, threats of psychological harm, the threat of peer harm

  • Child Guidance: This involves using physical and psychological methods of guiding all the aspects of the child’s development. These include the child’s motor, sensory, perceptual, physical, cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, moral, spiritual, sexual, cultural, educational, and economic development.

  • Physical caregiving refers to feeding children, cleaning and dressing them, attending to their health needs, and administering medical assistance. It also involves taking them to doctors and dentists and attending to their rest and sleep needs.

  • Psychological caregiving consists of nurturing children and providing them with warmth and acceptance, disciplining children and helping them learn the social appropriateness of behaviour, grooming children to make them presentable, and orienting children to appropriate gender functioning. It also involves teaching children about the world, assisting children with their formal education, managing the crises that occur when children are hurt or disruptive, providing information and guidance about sexual functioning and enculturation.

  • Connecting and Advocating: Children, particularly young ones, need to be represented before various groups and institutions because they do not have the status or capabilities to do so themselves. It is an integral part of parenting to connect children to these groups and individuals and advocate on their behalf.

Positive parenting led me to grow in a full-fledged way. It helped me to seek success in my way of life and also improved the quality of life. Real childhood happiness can be brought into the individual child’s life if you handle them in flattering parenting styles and ways.

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